Parent Weekly Letter


Uley Village Hall, The Street, Uley, Dursley, Glos.  GL11 5SJ

Tel: 07896587983  email:


It was lovely to greet all the children on their return to playgroup last week.  The sessions are fairly quiet at the moment as we wait for new children to join us, so they had plenty of time to get to know Ellie, our new Deputy Manager.  She seems to have made a very good impression, as the children have all been asking her to sit next to them at lunch time!

Last week the children enjoyed playing with favourite resources including the dolls’ house, wooden train set, dolls and buggies, the small world Farm, cars and garage and the dinosaurs.  We will continue to support the children’s return by putting out more favourite resources, and introducing them to the new children who will be coming in for taster sessions each day this week.

Much of my time and that of Alex Amos (Chair of the playgroup’s committee) over the summer was spent liaising with the Village Hall Committee about repairs being carried out in the hall, a proposal that we should replace all our shelving in our main storage area plus a request that we remove our run-down shed and replace it with a larger model.  The latter was then delayed as it triggered a debate between the Village Hall and the Parochial Parish Council with regard to land ownership.  However, that has now been resolved and we will soon have a new, larger shed to house some of our resources.

Unfortunately, this has delayed the children’s reports but I am hoping to complete them this week.  They will help us to identify areas to focus on for each child, which will subsequently feed into our curriculum (a requirement of the new Early Years Foundation Stage legislation which came into effect this month).  Copies will be distributed to all parents in due course, along with an updated copy of our Operating Procedures.  In the meantime, please remember to:

use hand sanitiser on arrival and before leaving (face masks are optional);

bring a water bottle plus lunch and pre-prepared fruit snack in rigid containers labelled with your child’s name (please avoid using fabric lunch bags);

one change of clothes plus a sun hat.

Many thanks, Nicola.and Ellie



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